Richard Thompson, Associate Vice Principal

Richard is Acting Vice Principal with responsibility for Deep Experience. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, Richard spent a number of years in senior finance roles in a range of industries before deciding to make a career change into teaching in 2009 as he wanted the opportunity to improve the life chances of as many young people as possible. He quickly progressed to become Head of mathematics at a secondary school in Redcar, delivering record GCSE results for the department.

Richard was delighted to join the Senior Leadership Team of Outwood Academy Ormesby in the Spring of 2016 as his passion for raising students' attainment and aspirations are perfectly aligned with the Outwood vision that is helping transform the lives of young people.